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Teacher's guide to redwood field trips

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  • 1. TEACHER’S GUIDE TO REDWOOD FIELD TRIPS School Programs Offered in the Redwoods Plan your next field trip to the redwoods! Contact any of the great providers listed below. PROGRAMS PARK OR PROGRAM PROVIDER COUNTY WEB SITE PHONE DAY OVERNIGHT COAST REDWOOD Programs in Parks Redwood National and State Parks North Coast www.nps.gov/redw/forteachers (707) 464-6101 Y Y Arcata Community Forest Humboldt www.cityofarcata.org (707) 822-8184 Y N Humboldt Redwoods Interpretive Association Humboldt www.humboldtredwoods.org (707) 946-1818 Y Y Mendocino Area Parks Association Mendocino www.mendoparks.org (707) 937-5804 Y N Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association Mendocino www.mendocinowoodlands.org (707) 937-5755 Y Y Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods Sonoma www.stewardsofthecoastandredwoods.org (707) 869-9177 Y Y Muir Woods National Monument Marin www.nps.gov/muwo/forteachers (415) 388-2596 Y N Mountain Parks Foundation Santa Cruz www.parks.ca.gov (831) 335-7077 Y N Environmental Education Providers Humboldt State University Natural History Museum Humboldt www.humboldt.edu/~natmus (707) 826-4479 Y N Sequoia Park Zoo Humboldt www.sequoiaparkzoo.net (707) 441-4217 Y N Redwood Valley Outdoor Education Project Mendocino www.rvoep.org (707) 485-0690 Y N Caritas Creek Environmental Education Program Sonoma www.caritascreek.org (707) 632-5003 N Y Sonoma Ecology Center Sonoma www.sonomaecologycenter.org (707) 939-7069 Y N Salmon Protection and Watershed Network Marin www.spawnusa.org (415) 488-0370 Y N YMCA Point Bonita Marin www.pointbonitaymca.org (415) 331-9622 Y Y YMCA Camp Jones Gulch San Mateo www.campjonesgulch.org (650) 747-0414 N Y Exploring New Horizons Outdoor Schools San Mateo, www.exploringnewhorizons.org (831) 338-3013 N Y Santa Cruz Mission Springs Camp & Conference Center Santa Cruz www.missionsprings.com/oe.html (831) 335-9133 Y Y GIANT SEqUOIA Programs in Parks Calaveras Big Trees State Park Calaveras www.parks.ca.gov (209) 795-7980 Y N Yosemite National Park Northern Sierra www.nps.gov/yose/forteachers (209) 372-0200 Y Y Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Parks Southern Sierra www.nps.gov/seki/forteachers (559) 565-3733 Y N Giant Sequoia National Monument Southern Sierra www.fs.fed.us/r5/sequoia (559) 784-1500 C A L L F O R I N F O R M AT I O N Sequoia Natural History Association Tulare www.sequoiahistory.org (559) 565-3759 Y Y Sequoia Parks Foundation Tulare, Fresno www.sequoiaparksfoundation.org (559) 739-1668 Y N Environmental Education Providers Foothill Horizons Outdoor School Tuolumne www.stancoe.org/SCOE/tlr/outdoorEd (209) 532-6673 N Y Green Meadows Outdoor School Mariposa http://jlb.mercedlearn.org (559) 642-0122 Y Y VISIT BOTH TREES UC Berkeley Botanical Garden Alameda www.botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu (510) 643-2755 Y N San Francisco Botanical Garden San Francisco www.sfbotanicalgarden.org/ye/ (415) 661-1316 Y N Visit SaveTheRedwoods.org/fieldtrips for the latest list.
  • 2. Tips for Planning a Successful Field Trip to the Redwoods Notes • Call ahead to reserve space for your group. • The parks and • Visit the site ahead of time and meet with a ranger, environmental ed providers listed ucation on this guide ar interpreter or naturalist. with Save the Re e partners dwoods League Education Grants through our • Define trip goals and learning expectations and Program. ensure students understand them. • More opportun ities are availabl students to expe e for rience the redwoo • Find information about redwoods by visiting Try searching th d forest. e Internet for “r trip,” “redwood edwood field SaveTheRedwoods.org/aboutredwoods. outdoor school,” “redwood camp,” “sequoia field trip,” etc. • Plan fun activities and/or games to engage students • Do you have an and encourage their curiosity and interest. field trip to incl idea for a great redwood ude on this list? your suggestion E-mail • Communicate clearly with students and parents prior Manager: Educat to the Educatio n Program to the trip about any safety issues (such as poison ion@SaveTheRed woods.org. oak) as well as appropriate clothing and shoes. • Take cameras, magnifiers, pencils, clipboards, “bug boxes” and other equipment with you. • Schedule some “down time” during the day, so students and chaperones can relax and personally connect with the redwood forest. • Remind students to “Take nothing but memories and leave nothing but footprints!” Consider creating a blog or Web site where students can 114 Sansome Street, Suite 1200 San Francisco, CA 94104 share their memories, photos, poems and artwork after (415) 362-2352 the trip. SaveTheRedwoods.org/Education